Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding (DR-1973)

Incident period: April 27, 2011 to April 28, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 29, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 7, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Five weeks after the official disaster declaration, more than $8 million in federal assistance has been approved to help survivors recover from the severe storms and tornadoes that struck Georgia April 27-28. At the close of business on June 5, more than 5,300 people from 25 federally declared counties have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA-contracted inspectors have completed almost 2,900 inspections of damaged property, a required phase in the process of getting assistance to the individual.
June 7, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Only three weeks remain for Georgians affected by the April 27-28 storms to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "We want everyone who sustained damage to register for disaster assistance," said FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer Gracia Szczech. "The June 28 deadline is approaching, so anyone who hasn’t registered should do so as soon as possible."
June 3, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Inevitably, some people affected by the April 27 – 28 storms will not meet the eligibility criteria of government disaster aid programs or will have serious unmet needs even after receiving help from these programs. For them, assistance may come from committees made up of faith-based organizations, non-profit agencies and state and local agency personnel who work on problems that may range from home repair to counseling.
June 1, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA – Free crisis counseling is available to Georgia residents who may be stressed, anxious or depressed due to the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.
May 31, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The deadline for Georgians affected by the April 27-28 storms to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is June 28, 2011. “Anyone who sustained damage from the storms and tornadoes and who has not yet registered for disaster assistance should do so immediately. Federal funds are still available, but time is running out to register," said FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer Gracia Szczech.
May 31, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- All Georgia residents affected by the April 27-28 storms, even those with insurance, should register for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “In some instances residents may be eligible for assistance even though they have insurance,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Gracia Szczech. “Some expenses are not covered by insurance and some policies may pay only a portion of the value of the home.”

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